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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 7-25-13

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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Serving Cumberland and Lincoln JULY 25-31, 2013 FREE Breeze The valley SUMMER JOY DESIGNS IN SILK Young campers cool off at Breezy Waterslides. PAGE 10 Create your own colorful scarf at this Cumberland studio. LIVING @ "Like" us on valleybreeze.com Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers Ethics charges against Fire Chief Sylvester dismissed Lettuce shower By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Staff Writer ethan@valleybreeze.com PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Ethics Commission on Tuesday voted to dismiss ethics charges against Lime Rock Fire SYLVESTER Chief Frank Sylvester, who was accused of using his position in Lincoln for financial gain. Prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to go forward with a case against the Lincoln fire chief, according to Jason Gramitt, staff attorney for the Ethics Commission. Ultimately, said Gramitt, commission members decided, See SYLVESTER, Page 3 Gordon Hankinson of Cumberland sets off on a Blackstone River kayak adventure from the new boat ramp at Manville Hill Park Monday. Valley Breeze photo by Bruce McCabe Manville Landing, boat launch opens By MARCIA GREEN Valley Breeze Editor Valley Breeze photo by Elise Manahan Iker Rojas, 7, of Cumberland, uses a watering can to sprinkle the lettuce growing in a pot in the community garden at the Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln last Friday. The garden provides lessons for children in the L'il Pals Plus summer camp at the club. See story and more photos on Page 7. mgreen@valleybreeze.com CUMBERLAND – It was 20 years in the making, and topped $1.5 million before the final gravel pathways were laid this spring, but the town took ownership this week of the Manville Landing after officials checked off the last items on a construction punchlist that for a while seemed to have no end. This new public park, about two acres, sits on what was the former mill pond that was part of the system powering the Manville Jenckes Mill across C U M B ERLAN D – N EW LIST ! AUTO BODY ollisionists C cial Spe WALKER ST., LINCOLN 725 7725 Locally Owned & Operated David Bourdeau & Bruce Martins Falamos Portugues Since 1963 All Work Guaranteed 11 Fi dsi Dri Cum berl el de ve, and Trul uni Beauti l updated,gourm etki y que. fuly tchen,open fl pl for entertai ng,w arm & i ti Spaci oor an ni nvi ng. ous room s,fi shed w al l er w i theater,i aw ni kout ow th n-l possi e,professi l l bl onaly andscaped,fenced yard,i nground pool Arnol M il Com m uni School M ustSee!$639,000. . d ls ty . N a n c y C a sim iro AREP, CH M S, SRS Col el Banker , Resi dw l denti Brokerage al 198 5 M endo n R o ad, C um b erl R I0 2 8 6 4 and, Nancy. m io@ NEM oves. Casi r com w w w. oves. /nancy. m io. e NEM com casi r hom (4 0 1 ) 4 6 5 -20 7 3 ©2013 Breeze Publications Inc. the street. Along with some picnic tables and stone benches are a floating dock that fishermen are already using, and a sloped landing for launching canoes, kayaks and dinghies. See MANVILLE, Page 2

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